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Idaho Pasture Pigs

Idaho Pasture Pigs

We have been raising Idaho Pasture Pigs since August 2017 at the Happiest Camper Homestead in Big Stone Gap, VA.  It is a new breed of pigs that are not aggressive and graze for food.  Idaho Pasture Pigs are a medium sized pig that reach a […]

Shop with Your Heart for Farm Animals

Shop with Your Heart for Farm Animals

This Year Shop With Your Heart, And Help Farm Animals In The Process I care deeply about animals, all animals big and small really. But I find it easier to do things for cats and dogs than for farm animals. The ASPCA realized how easy […]

It’s All Temporary

It’s All Temporary

I began this year living in a RV in northern Arizona, and I am finishing it in a house in southwestern Virginia. My home is different. My surroundings are different. My priorities are different. It has been a year of uncertainty, flexibility, growth, and great […]

My CRPS Story

My CRPS Story

November is CRPS awareness month, and, after five years, Dave is ready to share his story with the life-changing disease. “Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, formerly known as RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy), is a progressive disease of the Autonomic Nervous System, and more specifically, the […]

Cranial Helmet FAQ’s Answered By A Mom

Cranial Helmet FAQ’s Answered By A Mom

My son wore his first cranial helmet for nearly 4 months before growing out of it. His head looked significantly better, but the measurements could still improve. Making the decision to move forward with a second helmet was easy, despite the 4-hour drive to our […]

Child Passenger Safety Week

Child Passenger Safety Week

Ensuring child passenger safety is SO important. When our RV was totaled, thank goodness the baby was safely strapped into his car seat. The seat (we had this travel system) was appropriate for his weight, height and age, and the installation was checked by a […]

Happiest Camper Homestead

Happiest Camper Homestead

It has been four months since we totaled our RV and settled in southwestern Virginia.  The house is (mostly) furnished, and we are no longer going to the store every day to replace missing items.  We are moving out of survival mode and beginning to […]

23 Delicious Dishes You Can Make in a Smoker

23 Delicious Dishes You Can Make in a Smoker

Meat cooked in a smoker is heavenly, but did you know you can bake cake in a smoker?  Really! Now that we are stationary, we purchased a secondhand smoker and a load of wood.  These are our favorite recipes to make in a smoker, and […]

My Baby Wears a Cranial Helmet

My Baby Wears a Cranial Helmet

Sadler was born with a misshapen head most likely attributed to his position in the womb.  Babies can also get flat spots from sleeping on their back and spending time in one spot in a car seat. Our pediatrician recommended re-positioning Sadler’s head when possible […]

Our Truck & RV are Totaled

Our Truck & RV are Totaled

It’s official.  Both the truck and RV are totaled, so now I can share the whole story. We were traveling eastbound on I-20 through Mingus, Texas.  My husband was driving (thank goodness!), and it was time fuel up.  I was riding in the backseat with […]